ElderHelp’s Board of Directors sets the direction of the agency–

establishing goals, ensuring resources and providing programmatic, financial and legal oversight.

Nikki Ostrem


Partner, Feature Holdings LLC

Bill Eiffert


Community Volunteer

Jamie Velez


Center for Creative Leadership

Russell Winslow


Attorney, Pestotnik + Gold LLP

Kurt Buske

President, A Better Solution Home Care & Nursing

Candice Caufield

Buchalter, APC

Mary Evert

Parliamentarian, San Diego Dementia Consortium Board

Brendan Farrelly

LIBRA Financial and Insurance Solutions

Joe Garbanzos

Executive Director/CEO Samahan Health Centers

Sarah Mariuz

Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC

Kristen Ruth

Senior Branch Manager of San Diego Region

Coram/CVS Specialty Infusion Services


Judy Wenker

Independent Law Practice Professional

ElderHelp Advisory Board

Judy Combs, Chair

Tex Cornwell
Mathew Fink
Cindi Hill

Lisa Luiso
Micah Parzen
Lynn Silva

Evonne Schulze
Karen Walker
Katie Wiest

I’ve served on ElderHelp’s Board of Directors since April 2013, and I’m currently serving as Board President.  There are so many great San Diego nonprofits to support, but my close relationship with my grandparents inspired me to focus on ElderHelp of San Diego.  ElderHelp provides a variety of personalized services to help seniors remain independent and live with dignity in their own homes.  Seniors are a vulnerable population, especially those with no family members to help them.   This population is growing rapidly; yet seniors are often overlooked and frequently go without support services they need and deserve.  I’m passionate about improving that situation.  ElderHelp’s staff and mighty team of volunteers do the heavy lifting—making seniors’ lives better every day.  Their dedication motivates me, along with the supportive partners in my firm, to continue our work improving the lives of those who rely on us. Russell Winslow PRESIDENT, Attorney, Pestotnik LLP  

“ I humbly serve on the Board of Directors because they were there to support my grandmother with rides to the grocery store and to doctors appointments when family could not be there to pitch in.  ElderHelp helped her maintain her independence and allowed her to live in her own home well into her 80’s. She, like so many of our seniors today, served her country skinning B-24 liberators during WWII. The very least I can do is serve ElderHelp and it’s tremendous volunteers who give back to so many who gave so much.”


Financial Specialist, The Trew Financial and Benefits Group


3860 Calle Fortunada #101, San Diego, CA 92123